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Supporters of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane turn to Donald Trump as defender of Israel

01/06/2017 12:03 PM Updated: 2 weeks ago

Followers of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, a fiery pro-Israel activist branded as a terrorist by the US government for founding the Jewish Defense League (JDL),

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Longtime NYC planning expert Carl Weisbrod retires

01/06/2017 7:00 AM Updated: 2 weeks ago

Veteran city government worker Carl Weisbrod announced his resignation Wednesday from his position as Chairman of the City Planning Commission for Mayor Bill de Blasio. Weisbrod’s

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Brooklyn councilman David Greenfield introduces legislation to prevent garbage truck traffic

01/04/2017 12:00 PM Updated: 2 weeks ago

Brooklyn city councilman is introducing legislation Wednesday requiring the Department of Sanitation to release GPS data showing where its garbage trucks are in real time. According


Sanders joins Cuomo to unveil free college plan

01/04/2017 9:45 AM Updated: 2 weeks ago

New York (AFP) – New York’s governor unveiled a proposal Tuesday to make public colleges tuition free for low and middle-income students, an idea championed by


Carjackers have fatal collision with synagogue wall

01/02/2017 5:02 PM

A carjacking last night turned deadly after a stolen SUV crashed into a Connecticut synagogue, Fox 61 reports. The incident began early Monday morning, when a


Carnegie Deli Closes up Shop

12/30/2016 1:56 PM Updated: 3 weeks ago

  What has been a staple in New York City for 80 years will shutter its doors at the end of today.  Carnegie Deli, located on

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Volunteers with Masbia Soup Kitchen Help the Needy During Hanukkah

12/30/2016 12:30 PM Updated: 3 weeks ago

Holiday meals were dispensed in Queens this week by Masbia, a nonprofit pantry and soup kitchen network, NY1 reported. The meals were dispensed outside the soup


Brooklyn Resident Explores Judaism in Budapest

12/30/2016 12:00 PM Updated: 3 weeks ago

    She grew up with a love for traveling, visiting places like East Africa as a child. But Williamsburg resident Alyssa Petersel never imagined writing


Councilman Greenfield Lights the World’s Largest Menorah

12/30/2016 10:00 AM Updated: 3 weeks ago



FDNY 9/11 Victims Honored at Menorah Lighting in Brooklyn

12/29/2016 5:12 PM

Brooklyn Hannukah House Reopens

12/29/2016 4:08 PM

      For 20 years the property on Avenue T near E. 62nd Street has lit up Mill Basin in December. The Brooklyn Chanukah House,


Schneiderman calls Cuomo bill “likely unconstitutional” and “a distraction”

12/23/2016 12:33 PM Updated: 1 month ago

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is speaking out against a recently proposed bill by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, calling it “a distraction” and “likely unconstitutional” in a


ADL appaled by anti-Semitic attack in Williamsburg

12/22/2016 3:33 PM

  The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) condemned today an anti-Semitic hate crime that occurred in Williamsburg Tuesday. “We are appalled that the victim of this crime was

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NY AG Schneiderman supports NYC purging ID records

12/21/2016 2:33 PM Updated: 1 month ago

In a brief filed Tuesday, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman supported New York City in a lawsuit regarding data collected by the municipal ID card program,


2nd Avenue Subway opens Jan. 1st, but take a tour now

12/20/2016 11:08 AM

Post: Dov Hikind planned “Save Ocean Parkway” to keep cars out of his neighborhood

12/19/2016 4:53 PM Updated: 1 month ago

  The New York Post reported today a revealing story on the vanities of politicians. Assemblyman Dov Hikind has been holding “Save Ocean Parkway” protests regarding


CM Greenfield brings housing expertise to Israel

12/16/2016 12:43 PM Updated: 1 month ago

  David Greenfield represents Midwood, Borough Park and Bensonhurst in the New York City Council, but this past week found him very far away from the 44th

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Exclusive: NYPD Rabbi Promoted to Chief Chaplain

12/16/2016 10:14 AM Updated: 1 month ago

The New York City Police Department Chaplin Rabbi Alvin Kass will be promoted to three-star chief during a ceremony at NYPD Headquarters this morning, JP has


Sneering restaurant review triggers Trump on Twitter

12/15/2016 3:57 PM Updated: 1 month ago

  New York (AFP) – A sneering restaurant review savaging a bistro in the lobby of his New York headquarters and casting aspersions on what it


De Blasio backs Ellision for DNC Chair

12/14/2016 4:13 PM Updated: 1 month ago

  Mayor Bill de Blasio released a statement today showing his support for Rep. Keith Ellison as he runs for leadership of the Democratic National Committee. In